Both Suze and l have differing memories with regards children’s television from the 60’s. I was born in 63, Suze in 61 – many of the series l saw growing up were mostly British and American reruns and l saw them from the later 60’s to the early 70’s when living and growing up in Australia, where as she saw hers from mid 60’s onwards and these were not reruns.
This is a ten part Mini Series of British, American and Australian Classic Children’s TV Series for the 60’s mostly but it will also include some from the 50’s and some from the 70’s on account of long running series and late entries to the 60’s. These are from both mine and Suze’s younger years, and probably a good many of you as well. These are in no order of favour, l wrote down a list as Suze and l spoke and so this is the end result, as they come!
This has been awesome fun putting this together – so many memories, but goodness me, it makes you feel real old!
Let me know below what your favourite TV shows were for you when you were young.
When We Were Young! 
1 – Thunderbirds – 1965 – 1966 – 2 Seasons – 32 @50 Minute Episodes
This classic British science-fiction series follows the missions of the International Rescue team, a life-saving organisation who have advanced technology to aid them in their rescues. The team’s secret base is on Tracy Island where they keep their fleet of `Thunderbird’ machines. Ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy leads the group that is made up of his five adult sons – Scott, John, Virgil, Gordon and Alan.
2 – Lost in Space – 1965 – 1968 – 3 Seasons – 83 Episodes
The Robinson family was supposed to set off on a five-year mission to explore a distant planet, but an act of sabotage by the scheming Dr. Zachary Smith — who managed to get himself trapped aboard the spaceship — leaves them adrift in space for three years. The Robinsons, pilot Don West, Dr. Smith and their trusty robot move from planet to planet, always searching for a way to return to Earth.
3 – Skippy the Bush Kangaroo – 1968 – 1970 – 3 Seasons – 91 Episodes
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo is an Australian television series created by Australian actor John McCallum, Lionel Austin and Lee Robinson produced from 1967–1969 about the adventures of a young boy and his highly intelligent pet kangaroo.
4 – Flipper – 1964 – 1967 – 3 Seasons – 88 Episodes
Two children find adventure with their pet dolphin. Flipper, a bottlenose dolphin, is the pet of Porter Ricks, Chief Warden at Coral Key Park and Marine Preserve (a fictional version of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Florida), and his two young sons, Sandy and Bud.
5 – Lassie – 1954 – 1973 – 19 Seasons – 591 Episodes
A smart and fearless collie named Lassie performs a series of heroic tasks for her human owners and friends. For the first several years of the series, Lassie lived on family farms, before moving on to work with forest rangers in the wilderness and ultimately settling in at Holden ranch, a ranch for troubled children.
6 – My Favourite Martian – 1963 – 1966 – 3 Seasons – 107 Episodes
A Martian crash-lands on Earth and is taken in by young newspaper reporter Tim O’Hara. Disguised asTim’s Uncle Martin, he attempts to repair his ship and keep himself out of trouble. But Tim’s nosy landlady, Mrs. Brown, takes a liking to Uncle Martin, which complicates things, as does Uncle Martin’s tendency to use his Martian powers at the wrong time.
7 – Mr Ed – 1961 – 1966 – 6 Seasons – 143 Episodes
“A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse, of course.” That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mister Ed. Said Mister Ed shares his words of wisdom only with Wilbur, his hapless owner.
Well there we go, that’s part one of ten, now tell us both, which are your favourites from this line up, or are these new to you …………. really??